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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below.  If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here.  You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box).  The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through June 2013.


  • Poynter will host a “Using DocumentCloud: A Digital Tools Tutorial” webinar on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. EST. Learn how to build an innovative website using a content management system. In partnership with the Knight Foundation and the American Press Institute. IRE training director Jaimi Dowdell will be the instructor. The cost of the webinar is $9.95.
  • Digital First Media’s Thunderdome is hosting several live chats this month. Mark S. Luckie, manager of journalism and news at Twitter and NABJ member, is hosting the “Social Media as a Storytelling Tool” from 2-3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
  • Join the second Symposium on Computation + Journalism to be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Jan. 31, – Feb. 1, 2013. This event brings together leaders in both journalism and computation to discuss and debate current trends and future opportunities.
  • J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are seeking to fund four women-led media projects that show promise in creativity and sustainability. The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs award provides $14,000 in funding to women who have the vision, skills and experience to launch a new venture.
  • Join NPR and Twitter for its #NPRTwitterChat on Twitter Thursday, January 31, from 5-6 p.m. EST. the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter are co-hosting an online chat to help you get a handle on effectively using Twitter as a job search resource; and give you valuable insights directly from recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers. Moderated by NPR’s @NPRjobs and Twitter’s @JoinTheFlock accounts, the chat will bring in HR colleagues and hiring managers from both organizations, as well as several leading HR social media experts to answer your questions.


  • The National Press Club Journalism Institute is hosting “Databases 102” Feb. 4 in Washington, D.C., in its Bloomberg Room. The class will show how to use databases to make connections in databases where the secrets of governments, companies and candidates are hidden.   The class is $20 for NPC members and $40 for non-members.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story,” Feb. 5. Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens help attendees find, develop and pitch a winning investigative story idea.
  • The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, February 1, 2013.
  • The Center for Social Media is hosting its annual Media That Matters conference in Washington DC on Feb. 15. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. The conference costs $100.
  • Social Media Weekend (#SMWknd), a  fun, interactive learning experience with speakers and one-on-one social media “doctoring” to help journalists, media professionals and others learn the basics or advance their skills, is on Feb. 15-17 at the Columbia School of Journalism on 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY. Among this year’s speakers: Mark S. Luckie, Twitter’s manager of journalism & news; Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s journalism program manager; Amanda Zamora, senior engagement editor, ProPublica; Jeremy Caplan, director of education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism; Benét J. Wilson, freelance aviation/travel journalist, blogger; Chris Lesser, recruiting programs lead, AOL; Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer, Columbia University and CNET News blogger; and many more.
  • The International Women’s Media Foundation is calling for applicants to its 2013 women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program. The grant program will award three $20,000 grants to entrepreneurial women journalists proposing to use digital media in innovative ways to deliver the news. In addition to seed funding, the program provides coaching from leading entrepreneurs and digital news media experts. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 8, 2013.
  • The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid four-day fellowships for journalists for its 9th annual education program on “Retirement Issues.” The application deadline is 5:00 PM EST Monday, February 11, 2013.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Branding for Journalists: You Being You,” March 5, 2013, at noon or 4:00 p.m., EST. In this free, one-hour webinar, Robin J. Phillips, the Reynolds Center’s digital director, will show you some simple tips to take control of your image, and accentuate the value of who you are and what you do best – apart from your news organization.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley is offering an intensive 9-week graduate level certificate program, “Content & Strategy,” which focuses on the strategic implementation and production of digital media content combining seminar style instruction with practical hands-on training. The program is from March 5 through May 2. There will be presentations by world-class trainers, award-winning journalists and industry leaders, including Richard Koci Hernandez, Len De Groot, Jerry Monti. Tuition costs are $5,900.  For more information, click here.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley is hosting a two-day, hands-on certification program, “Create Meaning from Data,” focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing charts, graphs and maps. It will be held March 8-9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UC-Berkeley’s North Gate Hall. Tuition costs $645 and there is a 10% early registration discount through Feb. 1. Participants will learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex statistics and publicly available data, tell stories with interactive GIS maps, and create beautiful and effective graphs and charts. Click here to register.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Power Searching for Business Journalists,” March 19 at noon EST.  In this free, hourlong, online training, Google senior research scientist Daniel M. Russell will offer his tips, techniques and strategies for using Google to find what might seem to be impossible.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST.  Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism.  On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).


  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

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